English FA agrees to cancel majority of non-league season

Folkestone Invicta are chasing promotion this season

Folkestone Invicta are chasing promotion this season

"In a statement issued from the FA they said that "all results will be expunged" with no promotion or relegation of clubs between steps three and six and no promotion to step two".

The three leagues then started the process to "terminate the season", meaning all that would be left to settle was if the table was finalised by points-per-game or if the season was declared null and void.

Expunging this season's results would mean Kerr loses her shot at a maiden WSL title in her debut season, with Chelsea now only one point behind league leaders Manchester City with a game in hand.

With football on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National League are still undecided on how to complete the season. Our primary concern is for the safety and welfare of clubs, players, staff and supporters'. Even if the FA were to extend, it wasn't going to be possible to complete remaining games, also subject to being allowed to socialise by May.

If the National League campaign is voided it calls into question the need for relegation from League Two, with the potential for a knock-on effect further up, where Liverpool are on the brink of a first title in 30 years and Leeds and West Brom are well placed for promotion to the top flight.

Whatever the outcome following this appalling decision the club will continue as before.

In the women's game, The FA, FA Women's Board members and the Women's Football Conference have consulted and reached a consensus regarding the Women's Football Pyramid.

It means the Bulls' flawless record of 27 wins from 27 in Combined Counties Division One disappears from the record books, with the club forced to start from scratch at the same level next season.

The board meeting on Thursday did not result in an agreement but when clubs decide on the best way to conclude the season, the FA will sanction the proposals, followed by a vote at a National League emergency general meeting.

With the Emirates FA Cup, Women's FA Cup, Buildbase FA Trophy and Buildbase FA Vase 2019/20 all at advanced stages, The FA is reviewing all options as we seek to complete these competitions whenever it is safe and appropriate to do so.

"We will also continue planning for FA competitions to take place for the 2020-21 season".

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